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Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Goes Gold

Namco has sent along word that Namco Museum 50th Anniversary has gone gold.
The game which believe it or not, celebrates Namco's 50th Anniversary will be in stores later this month and will be available for the PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA,
and PC.

“'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' is more than a flashback to a great era of
gaming,” said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. “With 14 of the
world’s most beloved arcade experiences including 'Pac-Man,' 'Galaga,' and 'Pole
Position' and a classic soundtrack to match, the game is sure to be popular with
classic gaming fans as well as the latest generation of gamers.”

The Arcade Collection Includes:

Originally released in 1980 – In this, the most popular arcade game of all time,
navigate the yellow fellow through the original Pac-Man maze, avoid Ghosts while
chomping pellets and fruit, and use Power Pellets to turn the Ghosts blue and
get some payback!

"Ms. Pac-Man"
Originally released in 1981 – Starring Pac-Man’s female counterpart; explore,
collect, and chomp your way through four different mazes and eat new fruits.

Originally released in 1981 – Pilot a space ship, fend off frantic swarms of
bee-like aliens, try your luck with “Challenging Stages,” and find the best way
to deal with enemies’ powerful tractor beams.

Originally released in 1979 – In this precursor to "Galaga," destroy flying
aliens as they move in from formation to attack you.

"Dig Dug"
Originally released in 1982 – Equipped with only a shovel and a pump, tunnel
your way underground and use the pump to blow up attacking enemies.

"Pole Position"
Originally released in 1982 – A milestone in racing games, drive fast to beat
the timer while avoiding cars and explosion hazards.

"Pole Position II"
Originally released in 1983 – Sequel to "Pole Position," explore four new race
tracks – Fuji, Test, Suzuka, and Seaside.

"Rolling Thunder"
Originally released in 1987 – Play as a secret agent “Albatross” in this
horizontal scrolling shooter. Rescue female agent Lelia Blitz and defeat the
criminal organization Geldra.

"Rally X"
Originally released in 1980 – Drive around a maze while avoiding rocks and
chasing cars. Lay smoke screens as defense and collect the flags.

Originally released in 1981 – Pilot a space ship, survive enemy fighters and
destroy enemy space stations, while avoiding asteroids and other obstacles.

"Dragon Spirit"
Originally released in 1987 – Control a powerful dragon through the air, harness
spells, drop bombs and breath fire at your enemies.

"Sky Kid"
Originally released in 1985 – Controlling a bi-plane, avoid enemy planes using
evasive loops, drop bombs on target, and machine gun down other planes.

Originally released in 1982 – Use a heavily armed fighter plane to destroy
enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.

Originally released in 1983 – Control Mappy, a police mouse. Bounce on
trampolines and open and close doors to dodge chasing cats, all in an attempt to
collect valuable items from a cat’s house.

The soundtrack on the compilation includes:
“Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“Working for the Weekend” by Loverboy
“She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals
“Talking In Your Sleep” by The Romantics
“Joystick” by Dazz Band

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